Employment rights for new Canadians: Reasonable Doubt

The Ontario Human Rights Code prevents employers from discriminating against a job applicant based on his or her citizenship.

Posted:
November 08, 2018
Article source:
NOW

Canada and United States not facing asylum seeker crisis: UNHCR official

Canada's recent spike in irregular migrants is nothing compared to the millions of refugees who pour every year into much poorer countries, according to the UNHCR official.

Posted:
November 08, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

November 12: Justicia for Migrant Workers

Join Chris Ramsaroop, Min Sook Lee, and others, for a discussion of the issues and struggles facing migrant workers in the fields, farms ,and greenhouses of Southern Ontario.

Posted:
October 29, 2018
Article source:
Justicia for Migrant Workers

New pot, impaired driving penalties could bar newcomers from Canada

The federal government is warning newcomers that stiffer impaired driving and cannabis-related penalties could lead to their removal from Canada.

Posted:
October 25, 2018
Article source:
FindLaw.ca

Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

IAVGO's Maryth Yachnin says the ruling is the first of its kind because it opens the door for migrant workers to receive benefits past the 12-week mark if they're injured on the job.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Bill Blair tasked with leading talks on Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.

Blair, the new minister responsible for border security and organized crime reduction, has been officially tasked with leading the charge on irregular migration.

Posted:
August 28, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Government of Canada warns public of immigration scams on social media pages

The government is warning the public about social media pages making false claims that they are connected to the Government of Canada and can guarantee immigration to Canada.

Posted:
August 21, 2018
Article source:
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Potential refugee sponsors have a month to use new fund

The fund was created by the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, Jewish Family Services Ottawa, an anonymous Canadian donor, and the Shapiro Foundation, an American charity.

Posted:
August 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario